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>>> singing that all morning. the music world is remembering the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. i'm sarah simmons i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. certainly very sad to hear about the passing of chuck brown but as we've been saying, his music will live on. all of us still moving in like we always have. >> all right, will, let's see some more moves. >> wait until the next commercial. >> i know it's sad morning but we are starting the day with the weather on a positive note. if you can, are get out and enjoy today. it will be just about perfect around here later. there is your cold front moving through as we speak. south and east of the city now, if you are in southern maryland, lower eastern shore, you have not quite gotten the cooler and drier air. the conditions here should get gradually more and more comfortable throughout the morning. currently, we are still a little warm. 69 at reagan national. 66 at dulles. bwi marshall, 67 degrees. here is your forecast for today. just a perfect afternoon. lots of sunshine. low humidity, 75 your daytime high in washington and
investigation. vestigation. >>> chuck brown's family is holing a public viewing at the howard theater today. >> throughout the day, thousands of fans are expected to come out in honor of the godfather of go-go. melanie alnwick is live at howard theater with details on the tribute this morning. >> reporter: good morning. based on the number of media who are already here this morning, it looks like it will be a pretty well attended event. you said thousands of people are expected. we've heard some estimates as many as 20,000 or 30,000 people. it will be quite the scene here this afternoon. the family has made plans for a very quiet, respectful event. the 75-year-old godfather of go- go died may 17th from complications from pneumonia after a lengthy hospital stay. since then, fans have come to this area not far from where brown grew up to leave tokens of respect and appreciation. brown was scheduled to play a sold-out show at the newly renovated howard on april 1st. he fell ill just days before that. today, the formal farewell begins first with this public viewing. fans will able to quietly wa
mayoral candidate suleiman brown but documents allege donations were transferred from candidate a to candidate b and that gore destroyed a record of those illegal payments. the charges seem to support allegations that suleiman brown made after he was fired from his job as an accountant in the gray administration. he said he was paid by gray staffers for bash former mayor adrian fenty during campaign debates. now, mayor gray has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing but political analysts believe the charges against gore may be just the beginning. >> they get a small fish and they try to trade up and say all right, we'll give you leniency or we'll often the charges if you can tell us more about people high are up. so this is really about the worst possible thing you can say for the mayor and the mayor is going to have to address these questions and repeat the same things which he repeated before. >> mayor gray has not said anything about this case so far. he is in las vegas right now. he is referring questions to his attorney, bob bennett and that attorney says that it would be inappr
had their chance to say good-bye to d.c. music legend chuck brown. his family held a public viewing at the howard theater yesterday where brown was scheduled to play his next gig before he tied on may 16th. huge crowds gathered including d.c. city leader who turned out to pay their respects for the godfather of go-go. >> from the very beginning, when he started performing, he and i hit it off as two individual whose had come up the hard way. chuck had been in prison. >> busting loose. >> the memorial service is tomorrow at the washington convention center from noon until 3:00. it is expected to be a well attended service as can you imagine. the city is urging people to take metro because streets will be closed. >>> stay with fox 5 as d.c. says good-bye to the godfather of go-go n our 9:00 hour, some of chuck brown's band mates will be in studio to tell us what he meant to them plus the influence he had on their work. we'll have continuing coverage all week both on air and online at >> nice to see mayor gray's humorous side. >> having some fun there. >> we are following
of go-go. that is supposed to cull main ate in a wonderful final sendoff for chuck brown. the service itself will run from noon to 4:00 p.m. the city is urging people to take metro. the doors here at the convention center will open at 10:00 this morning. attendance will be capped at 14,500 people. certainly a capacity crowd expected here. 75-year-old brown died may 17th from come indications of knew mope i can't after a lengthy hospital stay. of his a performer to the end, scheduled to play a sold-out show at the howard theater but he fell ill just days before that. fans remember him for his spirit and endurance. he adopted the term go-go for his music because he said it went on and o a fitting sendoff in chuck brown style. first, crowds packed into the howard theater to see him one last time with his iconic hat. a long musical tribute is planned for his memorial service. >> some of the music and entertainers from gospel industry, from jazz, from r & b and soul. >> reporter: donnie simpson will host the memorial service. here is a partial list of the speakers and performers. erform ag
candidate, seoul i map brown and shredding records of it. his lawyer spoke about the mayor outside the court. >> nothing in the statement of offense mentions any participation by mayor grey in nation. >> in court, gore also acknowledged that brown was paid to stay in the race to continue making negative comments about then mayor adrian fenty. >>> d.c. police and fire department unions are demanding an investigation into the discovery of burned documents found at the fire department training academy. d.c. firefighters were called to the academy on friday to put out a fire. it turns out the burping p apers -- the burning papers were personnel documents that included training and medical records, social security numbers and home addresses. more records were found in a nearby abandoned car as well. >>> in maryland, a couple of boat thieves thought they hadout smarted a surveillance camera. they were wrong. the morning after the height, the president of boe marine watched the hole video that you are seeing. he saw the guys bring in a truck, hook it up for the boat and take off. boat is worth abou
of go-go is still pouring in. chuck brown died wednesday after battling pneumonia. go-go has been playing chuck brown nonstop and fans are call in to express their feelings about the d.c. legend. chuck brown was 57 years old. >> two big losses, unexpectedly as well. >>> do you love browsing the web on your smart phone? up next, why you may soon be counting those minutes and dollars. >> details of who is cutting off the unlimited data plan for some customers. we'll have that in our headlines coming up. [ female announcer ] today is the day... ♪ make a change with hellmann's. ♪ make parmesan-crusted chicken. ♪ surprisingly crispier... juicier... mmm. yummier. made with real simple ingredients. find this and other recipes at hellmann's. make it real. make it different. with the touch of a button ? droid does. does it post it instantly to facebook with sound ? droid does. droid with color for facebook. it's the ultimate status update. get a droid razr maxx by motorola for only $199.99. . >>> john lennon's killer has been moved. mark david champ man was
of the d.c. council during budget talks. chairman kwame brown says he is considering a special hearing to take a serious look at all the tickets and other fees being handed out by the government. fox 5's matt ask land has more on this now. >> at some point, we just have to stop ticketing our residents for everything. we might get a ticket if we walk out the door right now. >> chairman brown says he hears peed cameras, red light cameras and higher rates to park on the street. >> when you talk to residents out on the street, they are just getting ticketed and feed for everything moving and we should take a real serious look at this. >> all of those fines add up to hundreds of millions of dollars. like are to not, that money is used to prop up the budget. >> everyone said we didn't raise any taxes but we doubled and tripled all the fees. people are just tired of the huge fees. we didn't do it to stop this stuff. we did it to raise money. >> reporter: in another way to raise monday i where, mayor gray proposed extending bar hours one hour later year round. but that measure didn't get much
's movement and made him the first abducted child to be pictured on a milk carton. >> chuck brown died last week at the age of 75. d.c. mayor convince the graw and brown's family have aunnod plans for an all-did i public viewing at the howard theater next tuesday actually public memorial will be held at noon on thursday at the washington convention venge center. >>> the radio world has lost a pioneer who broke down racial barriers. >> and he got his start right here in washington. we remember hal jackson coming up scene of the accident. >>> wrongfully accused of rape as a tamer, a young man destined be a football star is finally cleared. we'll share that story with you. -- wrongly accused of rape as a teenager, a young man destined to be a football star is finally cleared.  >>> the private spas craft dragon will attempt to dock with the international space station. yes, the dragon capsule, which is operated by the private firm, spacex, made a series of tests and maneuvers designed to see whether it was ready for today's planned docking. it is supposed to happen at 11:30 this
a look at his picture very closely here. this is 6-year-old javon brown. d.c. police say he was last seen yesterday on columbia road near 13th street northwest. he was last wearing a green t- shirt, blue jeans and red and black shoes. >>> making other headlines this morning, the two teenagers charged in the shooting of two other teens will be in court today. >> it happened in the middle of the day right outside the rockville metro station. melanie alnwick is live in rockville with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, two rockville teenagers spent the weekend in jail. 17-year-old tavares harris and 16-year-old kevin wynn are now being charged as adults with attempted first doug perioder and many other charges as well. rockville city police arrested wynn at a shell gas station where police say he fled after shooting two other teens at the rockville metro station around 2:30 friday afternoon. one victim, and 18-year-old female was an innocent bystander but the other, a 16- year-old male police say was the intended target. investigators believe that wynn and harris were i
including mayor convince the gray and council chairman kwame brown. >>> a laurel doctor and developer linked to the corruption scream involving jack johnson is heading to prison. a judge sentenced mirza beg to 1 months behind bars. he pleaded guilty in 2007. on a federal wiretap, federal agents euro heard johnson telling his wife to tear up a $100,000 check. it turns out beg wrote that check check >>> you know it is important to find shoes that fit. that can be difficult for. some now, imagine being the tallest man in america who wears a size 25. >> where do you get shoes like that? coming up next, we'll he show you what one leading shoe company came up with. plus is a massive sinkhole growing by the hour and threatening homes. we are checking more headlines coming up next. >>> checking the markets now, a down day for wall street following a weak retail sells report and the anticipating of weak job creation numbers today. the dow, ?ax, s&p all seeing losses in thursday trading. today in asia, most markets are down and japan's nikkei is closed for a holiday. we'll be right back.  -
smile, we can't see you. it is just all brown. on the roads, we are dealing with the wet pavement and we have delays along southbound 270 as you work your way in from hyattstown. no problems to report leaving the scales headed in towards clarksburg actually lot of road spray kicking up on the roadways. more slow traffic waiting for you at fair oaks. crash on the beltway reported near 29 colesville road in the left lane with the backup leaving georgia avenue and now northbound i-95, crash here in quantico still in play trying up the right side of the road. big delays coming out of stafford headed north. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. >>> new this morning, a d.c. police officer solved in a deadly shooting. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene for us this morning in southeast this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. sixth street southeast here is still shut down for several blocks and kind of unusual that it would be still blocked off for such a wide area at this hour. we are here at sixth and darrington streets. it is blocked off all the wa
. officer brown was working as a security guard at an applebee's restaurant in forestville when he was shot. >>> president barack obama is making history by coming out and supporting gay marriage. but even though the president's opinion has evolved, some states across the country aren't ready to change. currently, 30 states including virginia have laws banning gay marriage. maryland is one of 18 states allowing civil unions or same- sex marriage. the human rights campaign groups are applauding the president for his comments but say he alone cannot change state laws. the president attended a big hollywood fundraiser last night. this was the ticket if you are a democrat. it was held at the l.a. home of actor george clooney. 150 guests shelled out $40,000 each to attend. some of of the names on the invite list include robert downey, jr., barbra streisand and toby mcgwire. safe to say those three can afford that 40 grand. the event expected to raise nearly $15 million. that would be the biggest presidential fund raiser in history. >> it looks like george clooney's mortgage payment probably. >>>
. >> council chairman kwame brown is also concerned about the delay but seemed to give the mayor a little slack on timing. >> leer i, you are always concerned that things aren't moving as quickly as possible. but at the same time, the executive has been reaching out trying to make sure that they have qualified after cants but more importantly that they are properly vetted. >> reporter: mayor gray's office says a list of strong nominees should be sent to the council soon but would not be specific on the exact time. all nominees must be thoroughly vetted and that is taking more time. >> it would be great for we could have it up and running. that is our main objective. >> matt ackland, fox 5 news. >>> the latest on two deadly stabbings, coming up. >> some morning showers rolling through our area. we'll have the details of how long it will last plus julie is checking out possible trouble for your morning commute. stay with us, everyone. we're taking to you break with a look at 395 at the pentagon. q every day, an average of 5,000 people switch from cascade to finish dishwasher detergent. that's abo
billion budget gap. chairman kwame brown says the extended alcohol sales will allow bars to stay open longer. >>> in maryland, lawmaker there are one step closer to approving a budget bill. the house of delegates is expected to vote on their version of the bill today. this after a maryland senate approved a package yesterday that would increase income taxes on people who make more than $100,000 and it would split teacher pension costs with local governments over four years. today is scheduled to be the last day of the special session. >>> a crime crackdown into n. a northwest d.c. neighborhood after a vicious beating that was caught on camera. police are now going door to door today handing out flyer ways photo of the suspect. this all started when a man flew a beer can on the ground near an alley at 14th and w last thursday. victim tried to get him to pick opportunity and that is when he was attacked in the head there and kicked on the ground. well, several concerned members of the community attended a meeting at the police station. the victim we are told out of the hospital. friend
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